Aberdeen FC manager Derek McInnes has picked up three points after being taken to court over an unpaid speeding fine.
The Dons boss was caught driving at 80mph on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen just before 7am on May 7.
McInnes was given the chance to pay a conditional offer of a fixed £100 fine, but Forfar Justice of the Peace Court heard today he had been too busy to pay.
The 48-year-old former Scottish internationalist pleaded guilty by letter to speeding.
Depute fiscal Laura McGillvery said the offence, recorded at 6.58am on the northbound carriageway, led to inquiries being carried out to identify the driver of the vehicle.
“On May 17 a response was received naming the accused as the driver of the vehicle, but that came from Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen,” she said.
“A further letter was sent to the accused, and a final reminder sent on June 17.
“On July 1, a police inquiry was instigated and on July 8 a response was received from the accused identifying himself as the driver.”
The court heard McInnes was then given the conditional offer of a fixed penalty on July 26 but that was not taken up.
Ms McGillvery added: “Mr McInnes states in his letter that he would have accepted the conditional offer of the fixed penalty but due to the nature of his work he is away from home for long periods.
“He found it difficult to keep on top of his post and that is why the conditional offer wasn’t returned.”
The court noted McInnes, whose address was given as c/o Pittodrie Stadium, had a clean driving licence at the time of the offence.
JP Andy Gourlay fined the ex-St Johnston and Bristol City boss £200 and imposed three penalty points on his licence.